March 16, 2022
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

Volume 20, Issue 11


In This Issue

 Featured Books

The Complete Guide to LIMS and Laboratory Informatics: 2022 Edition

 Featured Content

03/16/2022 - Key Points to Consider When Validating a Chromatography Data System (CDS)

Warning letters; fines; or even jail time—don’t let these consequences descend on your organization! Prevent bad outcomes of agency observations with a thorough and accurate chromatography data system (CDS) validation.
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03/16/2022 - The Ideal LIMS for Clinical Diagnostics

Finding and implementing the ideal LIMS is not as straight forward as other software purchases. It requires in-depth research, planning, communication and knowledge. [Read More]

03/16/2022 - Autoscribe to Demonstrate Flexibility of Matrix Gemini LIMS at Lab Innovations South

Autoscribe Informatics will be demonstrating the flexibility of Matrix Gemini LIMS at Lab Innovations South, a one-day conference for laboratory professionals in the South-East of the UK. Attendees will be able to see multiple systems including LIMS for pharmaceutical manufacturing, biobank management... [Read More]

03/16/2022 - Testing the Limits in LIMS - Part 2

In part 1 we discussed what limits are and the types of limits found in laboratory testing, including specification, test, instrument, and analytical limits. In part 2 we shall discuss how these limits are applied to a LIMS.

03/16/2022 - Essential Components of Data Governance – Part 1

While there is no one size fits all data governance prescriptive plan, at ResultWorks, an Astrix Business, we believe there are principles and themes that are essential to any data governance program’s success. These are two of the essential principles. [Read More]

03/16/2022 - Strateos Expands Leadership Team to Meet Increasing Customer Demand for Its Remote Access Laboratories and Lab Automation Software

Strateos, Inc., a pioneer in the development of remote access laboratories and lab automation software for life science research, today announced that Jason Pontin, a partner at DCVC and the co-founder of the small-molecule oncology company Totus Medicines, has been appointed Chairman of its Board of Directors. [Read More]

 Journal Articles

03/01/2022 - Emerging cybersecurity threats in radiation oncology

In this brief article published in the journal Advances in Radiation Oncology, Joyce et al. state the case for the journal's move to develop a special manuscript category dedicated to cybersecurity issues as they relate to the field of radiation oncology. They review numerous cybersecurity incidents that occurred in 2021, which disrupted healthcare efforts, sometimes severely. In one case, the authors find the effects of a ransomware attack on a cancer treatment center in New Zealand to be worse than those effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, the authors address the problems that come with not being able to rapidly access patient medical records, "causing delayed treatment for thousands of patients" in some cases. The discussion of these and other similar incidents leads to a non-exhaustive list of what oncology departments can do to improve preparedness for cybersecurity incidents, including maintaining offline, encrypted back-ups and implementing a user awareness training program.

02/22/2022 - An automated dashboard to improve laboratory COVID-19 diagnostics management

In this 2021 paper published in the journal Frontiers in Digital Health, Maury et al. of University of Lausanne and Lausanne University Hospital describe their process of developing a COVID-19 dashboard for improving their health care efforts. Noting the usefulness of rapidly gathering, integrating, and using data during epidemics, the authors decided to pull information from their laboratory information system (LIS), as well as other systems, and try to streamline COVID-19 care. After describing their reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) workflows and information systems, they discuss their dashboard—developed in R Shiny—and how its various components aided in their hospital system's goals. The authors conclude that a "dashboard promises the potential gain of time and productivity in a public hospital context, where the resources are scarce and the staff is under the day-to-day task pressure."

 Featured Jobs

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 Upcoming Webinars

04/27/2022 - Astrix Webinar Leveraging data analytics to derive valuable insights

04/07/2022 - Webinar: Open Forum: Ask an Experienced Lab Manager

03/30/2022 - Live Webinar – Creating a Comprehensive Image & Image Data Management Strategy

03/24/2022 - Astrix Innovators Forum - Insight-driven Discussions to Realize the Laboratory of the Future

03/23/2022 - How to Maximize NuGenesis SDMS as your Central Location for Analytical Data

02/17/2022 - Webinar: The Analytical Landscape of Cannabis Testing – Session 2: Pesticides by GC-MS/MS

02/16/2022 - Astrix Webinar – Unleash the Power From Your SampleManager 21.0

 Upcoming Trade Events

06/14/2022 - HIMSS Europe 2022

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05/17/2022 - APHL 2022

05/09/2022 - Pathology Informatics Summit 2022

04/26/2022 - Paperless Lab Academy 2022

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05/13/2022 - Request for Proposals: Clinical Laboratory Services

04/13/2022 - Invitation to Bid: Microbiology Analysis for Drinking Water

04/07/2022 - Request for Bid: Victorville Water District Annual Supply Agreement for Laboratory Testing Services

03/31/2022 - Request for Proposals: Biological Surveys of the Long Beach and Los Angeles Harbors

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